5 Sep 2023

Volunteers call to repopen Rainforest Express

From Nights, 10:25 pm on 5 September 2023

In its heyday, it was a hidden gem of the Waitakere Ranges. The Rainforest Express was a miniature railway that ran 6km through the ranges and transported passengers through beautiful bush to the Upper Nihotupu Dam. Since 2014, the rainforest express and its tramlines have been sitting dormant. But a group of rail enthusiasts are trying to bring the tourist train back... Waitakere ward councillor Ken Turner joins Nights.